What is a Daycare Tour Video? What is a Daycare Tour Video?Finding daycare doesn’t have to mean scheduling hours of daycare tours between your preferred centers. A daycare tour video can be your go-to solution.
Popularized during the pandemic — when outside families weren’t allowed inside most centers — a daycare tour video shows you everything you’d see in person without physically being there. Plus, it can answer daycare tour questions you might have.
Who Offers Video Tours?Today, many centers offer daycare tour videos or virtual daycare tours. Bright Horizons centers, for example, have virtual tours posted for most centers nationwide to give parents the opportunity to see inside each classroom and enrichment space. Even better — we offer complete virtual tours, during which parents can talk to center leadership, meet teachers, and learn about center policies.
What Makes an Excellent Daycare Tour Video?Here’s what you can expect from a high-quality daycare tour video or virtual tour.
First, you’ll be welcomed to the care facility by a center team member. They might go over what to expect at a daycare and, if they start the tour outside, they’ll likely highlight the location, parking situation, and front-door security.
Health & Safety
The tour should touch on the center’s health and safety policies, including staff certifications like CPR and First Aid, regular disinfecting practices, and more.
You’ll probably see the center lobby or welcome area, where you’ll check in each day during drop-off and sign out during pick-up.
Classrooms & Enrichment Spaces
The daycare tour video should also showcase classrooms for all ages, quiet spaces and movement zones, and safe and age-appropriate playgrounds. As you get a peek inside each classroom, you should see sensory-rich spaces for infants to explore, exciting spaces for toddlers to test out new skills, and engaging materials that help preschool and kindergarten prep students get ready for school.
Curriculum & Daily Routine
How does the center keep children engaged, learning, and having fun each day? The daycare tour video should cover the center’s curriculum and daily structure (touching on activities, meals, naps, and more) for children in each age group.
You should also get an inside look at enrichments — movement, art, music, and more — and activities that inspire children to explore STEM, develop a love of reading, discover nature, and more. All of these things should highlight the child care provider’s ability to make learning fun.